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Egyptian Wadjet Statue - Egyptian Eye of Ra with the Rearing Cobra (Uraeus)


Height: 6.5cm / 2.6 inches

Width: 8cm / 3.1 inches

Depth: 4cm / 1.6 inches


Wadjet was said to be the matron and protector of Lower Egypt, and upon unification with Upper Egypt, the joint protector and patron of all of Egypt. The image of Wadjet with the sun disk is called the uraeus, and it was the emblem on the crown of the rulers of Lower Egypt. She was also the protector of kings and of women in childbirth. Wadjet was said to be the nurse of the infant god Horus. With the help of his mother Isis, they protected Horus from his treacherous uncle, Set, when they took refuge in the swamps of the Nile Delta.